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Friday, May 04, 2018

Veterans say anti-malarial drug they were ordered to take isn't in medical records

If you served in the United States military or traveled to a part of the world that's prone to malaria, you may have been prescribed a small white pill called Mefloquine, sold under the brand name, Lariam.

Many veterans, former Peace Corps volunteers and other world travelers now say that weekly anti-malarial pill ravaged their lives, causing psychiatric and physical damage that is getting progressively worse each year.

An Army veteran named Sean, who asked us to withhold his last name, said he took mefloquine while serving in Afghanistan from 2003 to 2004. He was 21 years old and didn't consider questioning orders.



Anonymous said...

It's true for my Desert Storm unit. We were just given a bag of loose pills and told to take one of them twice a day until they ran out, then to ask for more.

Anonymous said...

Soldiers have been used for testing for decades and it is not a secret.
They tested several vaccines on them during Iraq #1.

Hence, Iraq War Syndrome